Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.
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A two day forum “Children First” was held the day after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision further exposed the Federal Governments discriminatory and racist policies enacted upon First Nation children. “Any successful change demanded by this decision will…
Syilx Community Members and Aboriginal Partners are invited to participate in “Creating an action plan on implementing the Syilx Child & Family Services Plan”
January 27-28, 2016
Ramada Hotel Penticton
INVITED SPEAKERS and GUESTS
EVENT: Syilx Day of Action for “National Day of the Child”
DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015
TIME: 1 to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Commerce Place, 260 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC
(Outside Ministry for Children and Family Development Offices)